Papering a Slope - The 5 Best Tips

Papering a Slope - The 5 Best Tips

The Wallpapering slants or arches is complicated and should be planned well, not every wallpaper is suitable to make these surfaces.

Do not use patterns

Patterned wallpapers are anyway complicated to glue because of the repeat. On a slope, it is only possible for a professional to put the tracks together perfectly. In addition, patterns make the room restless. Especially at the transitions to vertical walls a pattern can not be continued uniformly. Monochromatic wallpapers are a better solution for sloping roofs.

Precise measurement of bevels

On sloping walls or arches it is often difficult to measure accurately. A flexible tape measure is more useful for measuring these surfaces than a yardstick. Depending on the size and shape of the surface, the best solution is to make a "pattern" of cheap wallpaper and nail it to the surface for adjustment. This method helps to avoid blemishes on expensive wallpapers.

Note Tape Ordering

The best order is to first paper the bevel or sheet. The reason is the transitions to the straight walls. There should be no gaps at the corners. To avoid this, stick a small strip about two centimeters wide around the corner.

For thin wallpapers, the wallpaper on the vertical walls can simply be pasted over this strip. It is more elegant to cut this strip close to the corner. For thicker wallpaper this is always necessary anyway. This transition disappears under the wallpaper sheets of the vertical walls.

Consider gravity

When wallpapering ceilings or bevels, gravity causes wallpapers to peel off before being pressed. Such areas can be papered well for two. One presses the wallpaper against the slope, the other rolls it with a sponge roll.

If there is no assistant, it can be pressed over ladders or other objects. It is not advisable to start wallpapering before an assistant or objects that reach to the slope are available.

Non-woven wallpaper is a good alternative

Conventional wallpaper is difficult to handle after pasting and soaking. The wet paper tears easily and is thickly covered with paste on one side. For non-woven wallpaper and many fabric wallpaper, the wall is pasted. The dry, stable wallpaper is pressed into the glue bed.

Depending on the type of bevel, even a previous cut is superfluous. The wallpaper sticks only where paste is on the wall. Overhangs can easily be cut off later.

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